So we made it across the USA in no more than a week. I left GA in my VW Routan towing my 74 VW Thing, with a total weight of 8360 lbs, mind you my van has a curb weight of only 4,650 lbs. So we were a heavy load! When we finally got on with our drive across the states we left from VA, my parent’s farm.
We pulled in to WA happy to be done with our trip, that we had 6 months to prepare for. Anyone that knows me knows that I wanted to get on the road the day after the orders were on paper, so it was a great feeling to finally be here.
When we parked at the Navy Lodge and finally unloaded the heavy boat anchor, I mean my beloved antique vehicle, I think the Van even gave a sigh of relief that the trip was over. It was good to be home… sorta… We just had to find a home first.
During our house hunting trips we were also hunting for a used older (not quite as antique) VW. Yes, if you haven’t noticed yet… we like VW’s. We found a car and soon were taking up 3 spaces in the Navy Lodge Parking lot; I’m sure they were more than ready for us to get out of their hair when we announced that we had to check out early. Luckily it took less than a full week for us to find a house and leave the Navy lodge, taking our three VWs with us.
We moved into a very large, older house in an overgrown area of Poulsbo. It is off a main road and up in a neighborhood of sorts, it’s private and quite. It’s nice to be out of the way of the normal hustle and bustle but yet close to everything we need and it only takes 10 minutes for hubby to get to base, a huge plus!
Neither hubby nor I had been to the beautiful pacific north-west before now, so we’ve been soaking in the beauty. There really is no other way to explain it, we’ve literally be soaking in the views, colors, and weather up here. It’s great, I LOVE it!!
Since we homeschool my goal after our unpacking (which took a total of 4 box truck loads from the local warehouse, since an 18wheeler wouldn’t fit up our road) was to find a homeschooling group to get the kids into. It turned out that my options were a bit limited since we are secular homeschoolers. Many of the groups up here were religious based. I joined a few online groups and luckily found two other homeschooling moms looking for a group similar to what I was looking for. After we met in person, we quickly put our own group together and it’s been running strong since!! Which has made this place even nicer, it’s amazing what a good group of friends does for a new place!
I really do love this area! I’ve loved getting to know the people and all this area has to offer and I’m lucky to have been able to get to go somewhere I’ve always wanted to see. So it’s easy to say, we are settling in quite well.